The project officially began November 2015
Staff from Scoil Mochua attending Fleming Fulton school Belfast for Alex Kelly training 24th/25th April.
Communication4all-an Erasmus+ project for pupils and students who do not use speech as their primary form of communication-going live.
Scoil Mochua Special School, Clondalkin hosted, with its partner schools Fleming Fulton, Belfast, St. Crispins, Edinburgh and Ysgol heop Goffa, Wales, the live launch of its dedicated web-site communication4all.eu
The web-site results from the work the 4 schools have been undertaking over the past 2 school years, focusing in particular on these students in each of our schools. In the case of Scoil Mochua approximately one third of our pupils/students are in this category of communicators.
The web-site is interactive and encourages dialogue/communication/learning/questions and answers/reports and updates/follow our actions and calendar and contains relevant links and resources which parents and staff in each school may find helpful.
The web-sites most important page for each school is their Action Pages.
The actions which each school is undertaking will be the test of the continuance of improved practice for and with our pupils and students into the future, well beyond the Erasmus+ programme end date which is July 2018.
Leargas the National Agency which coordinates the programme for schools was represented on the day by Deirdre O Brien, thank you so much for attending and showing such an interest and further expressions of support.
The school is currently awaiting the projects provision of 6 Teacher devices “Tobi Dynavox indi’s” for use in the classrooms modelling the use of communication symbols systems for pupils and students in our school. Thank you also to our local sponsor and support given through our local Google Data Center in Clondalkin.
Going live, upwards, onwards and outwards.
Coordinators meeting in Scoil Mochua Dublin to consolidate website for launch on Wednesday 25th and to plan the rest of the monthly events up to June 2018.
Welcome back to a new School year, Teachers and Students are introduced to the Erazzi mascot bears
Launch of website and implementation of each schools specific action plans.
Links with other outside bodies.
Action plans in schools arising from teaching and learning events to be decided.
Links with other outside bodies.
Third teaching and learning event hosted by Scoil Mochua Dublin. Focus on AAC systems delivered primarily by lectures and presentations by great speakers.
Coordinators project meeting agreement on School. Individual actions, activities and website development.
Students introduced to project.
Report on progress, evaluation.
Reappraisal of approaches to initially planned research actions|format changed following advice to more practical questions and answers format.
To make research practical and relevant. Each school’s research focus are as follows
Each school began to consider application criteria in light of own school and assess and describe specific needs and impacts of specific actions.
Coordinators from each school met in Llanelli Wales to discuss application criteria and formulate plan for years 16/17.
School profiles were established|student data collected and range of both school and student needs assessed in project aim.